It’s been a long, long time since I’ve actually posted anything about what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve mostly been posting design work and current projects. Well, this weekend was the International Folk Fair, the last folk fair I’ll be involved in (since it’s my last semester). It was a really good fair, so I’m sad that I won’t get to participate again. Although, it is a lot of hard work, so it’s also a bit of a relief I suppose!
This year’s menu.
This year the JCS officers decided to cut a lot of items we’ve traditionally had for the last 4 years. They decided to go with a completely new menu. A bit of a risk, but the new menu was a lot cheaper and easier to produce. There was no sushi, tonkatsu, takoyaki or yakisoba this year. Instead the only items were Japanese curry and various types of onigiri.
This was also our first fair in the new Davies Center building, and we were located way up on the third floor in the corner. Despite the bad location we had a great turnout.
Origami / Crafts Table.
This turned out to be a real hit. It’s a game called Daruma Otoshi.
I accidentally overexposed this picture, but I still think it turned out well. This is Yuki.
We had a table where people could get their names written in Japanese.
Chisato writing a name.
Atsushi and Kazuki.
Someone did a really cool drawing of Chisato.
Todd and Paris even came by to try our food!
My parents and grandparents came by to visit as well. I took a break from working and we went to check out some of the other countries at the fair. I wanted to see a lot, but didn’t really have much time to step away since the fair itself is only four hours long. I didn’t get to see South Korea unfortunately, but I got to see most of the first and third floor (and ate a lot of food).
When I got back, however – we were out of curry already! And the fair wasn’t even half over!
So, we had to make more…
Ai Irie stirring the curry.
Tetsushi showing his love for Tokyo, also making curry.
We actually sold out AGAIN, but with only a half hour left to go in the fair so we didn’t make more after that. I guess that’s a success? We sold all we could sell!
Here’s me in my jinbei with Annabel from Korea.
A bit better shot of my jinbei.
Victor, Joy, and Ai.
Dida from Mongolia with Yuki and Ai.
I actually have no idea who this guy is, but he showed up and wore the sumo suit well.
After closing up shop, Asako helped me overcome my folding deficiency and taught me how to fold a crane.
It was a good last folk fair.